benghazi during the revolution. >> let's bring in elise labott. she is live in washington for us. and elise, you spent a lot of time, you knew this man very well. what can you telus about him? >> chris stevens was, you know, his enthusiasm not just for the middle east, but libya in particular was really infectious. i was with him in 2007, in libya, when he was the charge d'affaires of the embassy as the u.s. was restoring its ties to moammar gadhafi's regime. and he was so excited about this, you know, country that was really an enigma for so many years, to get in there and try and form relationships with the libyan people, after so many years, the u.s. had not had ties with the libyan people. and so, then, when he went back to benghazi as the envoy to the opposition, to the transitional national council, he really tapped in to that wide network of contact, and the tribes, libya's a very tribal society.